Centralised Business Mailbox under development at the ATO
The ATO are planning to to make it easier for businesses to receive emails and notifications.
Soon, as part of the government’s $800 million digital business package, Australian businesses will have government/ATO correspondence delivered via a secure platform to a single mailbox.
This continues the ATO’s agressive push to online communication directly with the tax payer, rather than through a tax agent.
Last September, the Australian Government announced it was pouring AU$800 million into a Digital Business Package to get more businesses online. Under that package, AU$420 million is being dedicated towards implementing a modern business register program. The idea is to allow businesses to view, update, and maintain their business register in one location.
The ATO are hoping that the ability to receive all email correspondence and notifications in a single inbox will enable the community of business users to be informed and up to date with their obligations and entitlements, while securing your privacy.
The new mailbox is not set to integrate with the current myGov inbox, which has historically been a communication pain point for tax practitioners and their clients.